Magazine
21/10/2019

Find calm again in the monastery of Sant Jeroni de la Murtra

The current lifestyle is, sometimes, stressful and it is necessary to find a calm haven. Fortunately, in BeCorp · Badalona everything is ready to enjoy your life and your family more. Today we present one of the most spiritual plans that you can live near your new home in Badalona: the monastery of Sant Jeroni de la Murtra.

This ancient gothic monastery is located in the Marina Serralada and was founded in 1416 by the Barcelona merchant Bertran Nicolau. The monks lived it until 1835 and at the end of the 19th century. Nineteen lived a group of holiday makers. In 1947, Ms. Francesca Güell acquired it to turn it into a place of loneliness and silence.

Sant Jeroni de la Murtra, en Badalona

The monastery is open to everyone and has eight rooms conditioned. Did you know that many artists and intellectuals have spent a few days here to find the source of inspiration and creation?

Visiting this gothic gem you will discover the cloister, built with stone from Montjuïc, a part of the church, a cellar, a kitchen where original elements are preserved and a tower of 1597 that was erected to defend itself against pirate attacks. The important library that was built in the 15th and 16th centuries and that was burned in 1835 must not be ignored. Currently, there is also a library with more than 20,000 copies.

In this impressive monastery, centuries of history are recorded. Different kings, such as John II, the Catholic Monarchs, Charles V, or Philip II, visited their rooms after spending a few days at the Palau de Barcelona. And not just kings, also many other patrons whose busts are still preserved in the cloister.

Monasterio Sant Jeroni de la Murtra, Badalona
Image provided by badalondia.com

One of the most important stories passed between these walls was the meeting of Columbus and the Catholic Monarchs after his first trip to the “New World.” Imagine how it was the conversation that told them about their adventures in America?

Discover this piece of history and art very close to your new apartment for rent in BeCorp · Badalona. If you are interested, you can take a guided tour but… remember to reserve!

 

Visiting hours

From Tuesday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Guided tours from Tuesday to Friday (prior reservation) and Saturdays without guides.

Sunday: only guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (upon reservation).

Monday and holidays closed.

In August, you can only visit without a guide on Sundays from 12:30 to 13:00.

 

Reservations

Attention from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: 93 395 19 11.

E-mail: info@lamurtra.cat